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Python Developer

Continuing Education Workforce Certificate





​Students can pursue a career as an entry-level Python programmer. Python programmers write code for various applications, including big data manipulation, web servers, program scripting, and more. You can find work in web or game development, data visualization, and analyzing data, among others. Your job duties vary based on your specialization, but they usually include working with files and extensive support libraries, creating, testing and implementing new or updated applications, and examining the code to spot problems.​​

​This comprehensive program covers introductory through advanced methods of Python and gets students coding quickly. Students start by learning the basics of programming, how Python works, and gaining an understanding of Python's place in the wider programming world. More advanced methods are covered next, including how to work with iPhone Notebook, the Collections Module, regular expressions, databases, CSV files, JSON, and XML. Students will also learn advanced sorting, how to write object-oriented code in Python, and how to test and debug Python code. Additionally, students get a rapid introduction to NumPy, pandas, and matplotlib, which are Python libraries.​

Since this course is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self-discipline to complete all required material on their own. A course instructor will be available to assist students with questions and to lead online activities during the course of the class.​​

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, overall employment of computer programmers is projected to decline 9% from 2020 to 2030 in Maryland. Projected annual job openings in Maryland are 380. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach:

Program Course Sequence

Students must register for both courses at the same time.

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)




Python Developer - Module One


Included in class fees



Python Developer - Module Two


Same as PCA 797


Course Series Totals:


Included in class fees



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